Posted: 1/11/2022 11:13:41 AM
Modified: 1/11/2022 11:13:18 AM
Folk singer-songwriters Lucy Kaplansky, John Gorka, Patty Larkin and Cliff Eberhardt will perform when the Peterborough Concert Series presents the ‘On A Winter’s Night’ 25th anniversary concert at Peterborough Townhouse on Sunday, January 23 at 7 pm.
In 1994, Christine Lavin brought together Kaplansky, Gorka, Larkin and Eberhardt, along with folk and American artists, to present the music of the winter season on the CD “On A Winter’s Night”, followed by several years of touring collaborations.
Kaplansky mixes country, folk and pop styles, whether she sings her own originals, covers the country classics of June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons, or sings the pop favorites of Lennon / McCartney and Nick Lowe. Her voice has been featured in movies and on television, including commercials like Chevrolet’s “Heartbeat of America” jingle. A Billboard singer and one of the best-selling artists on Red House Records, she topped the folk and Americana radio charts and appeared on NPR’s “Weekend Edition” and “Morning Edition” shows on BBC Radio at “CBS. Sunday morning.” She also sang on records with Suzanne Vega, Bryan Ferry, Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin.
Originally from New Jersey, Gorka apprenticed at Godfrey Daniels Cafe in Bethlehem, Pa., Then at the Fast Folk Stage in Greenwich Village. After winning the New Folk Award at the Kerrville Folk Festival in 1984, he then signed to Red House Records, where he released his first recording, “I Know”. Recent accolades include Best CD of the Year for “Before Beginning” by Indie Acoustic Project in 2016. Its latest release, “True In Time”, was released in 2018.
Larkin was recently Artist in Residence at Berklee College of Music and is now a faculty member at the Fine Arts Work Center.
“I have been energized by the poets, writers and artists that I have met while teaching, and I find myself on a journey to break some of the predictable paths songs can take,” she said.
Eberhardt is originally from Philadelphia. Like John Hammond and Richie Havens, he continues to carry the torch of traditional and contemporary folk music through his shows.
Tickets for “On a Winter’s Night” range from $ 39 to $ 49. For more information on upcoming shows or to purchase tickets, visit the Peterborough Concert Series website or the Peterborough Toadstool Music Department.